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Where can I get a doctor for naltrexone to use to treat alcoholism? I live in washington dc

Where can I get a doctor for naltrexone to use to treat alcoholism? I live in washington dc

Kolmac Clinic: Although most primary care physicians can give you a prescription for naltrexone, I recommend going to Kolmac Clinic on K St NW for comprehensive treatment for alcoholism. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to ...Read more


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Which type of establishment, and doctors, handle c-ptsd? All abuse, deranged alcoholism, etc. My perception is diseased. 12 steps do not work

Which type of establishment, and doctors, handle c-ptsd? All abuse, deranged alcoholism, etc. My perception is diseased. 12 steps do not work

Psychiatrists: Psychiatrists, addiction medicine physicians, psychologists, ; counselors are trained to help in these areas. Inpatient treatment may be needed, but the greatest expanse of care happens in outpatient settings. 12 steps work for those who work them, and are the most common type of recovery ; support groups. Other alcohol recovery options include smart recovery -- http://www.Smartrecovery.Org/. ...Read more

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Would a doctor classify it as alcoholism to have a beer a night?

Would a doctor classify it as alcoholism to have a beer a night?

One beer?: No, not one beer per day, unless it's a very large beer. Usually, one will not experience any alcohol withdrawal symptoms without drinking at least 4-8 beverage alcohol equivalents for every day for one month. A beverage alcohol equivalent means one 12 ounce beer, one 4 ounce glass of wine or one shot of liquor. Alcoholism has to do with how impactful the alcohol has on impairment of functioning. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of medicine for a person to help them out with alcoholism?

Many approaches: There's a drug called Antabuse (disulfiram) that makes you vomit if you drink alcohol. Another drug, acamprosate, helps in the maintenance of abstinence. But nothing can "do this for you." best results seem to come when people are committed to stop drinking and participate in a support program such as alcoholics anonymous. Read "sober for good" by anne fletcher. Good luck to you. It's well worth the effort. ...Read more

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How to treat alcoholism?

How to treat alcoholism?

Alcoholism: If you haven't lost control over the use of alcohol, treatment may involve reducing your drinking. If you're dependent on alcohol, simply cutting back is ineffective. Giving up alcohol entirely must be part of your treatment goal. There are many ways to treat alcoholism, including aa, counseling, residential treatment programs, medications (antabuse, naltrexone, campral). ...Read more

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How can you treat moderate alcoholism (alcohol deaddiction)?

How can you treat moderate alcoholism (alcohol deaddiction)?

Alcoholism Treatment: Treatment of Alcoholism: Let Wise Person within you ask: • Effect on marriage, relationships, work, and finances • CONVICTION to overcome Alcoholism; and reasons for it Then, see a Psychiatrist for • Therapy to understand use of Alcohol and its effects, • to learn coping skills for stresses of life • Attend AA Meetings regularly • Be open minded to go to Intensive outpatient Program ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a fissure on your colon and is it treatable?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a fissure on your colon and is it treatable?

Anal fissure: Anal fissures are essentially cracks in the lining of the anal canal that develop due to trauma, most commonly passage of dry hard stool. It is definitely treatable. Many topical medications have been tried with varying success rates. A short surgical procedure called tailored lateral internal sphincerotomy has the best success rates. ...Read more

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What is Chloride Diarhea ? whats is causes ?Is it treatable? My child 4 years old have this ,Doctor says it untreatable. Guide me Please..

What is Chloride Diarhea ? whats is causes ?Is it treatable?
My child 4 years old have this ,Doctor says it untreatable.
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.?cyclosporidium: Classic chloride losing diarrhea, e.g., cholera, is amenable to fluid and antibiotic treatment. Diarrhea by cyclosporidium in normal children often clears by itself, however, immunocompromised individuals continues to have diarrhea for an indefinite period. ...Read more

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How is alcoholism treated?

How is alcoholism treated?

Multiple ways: To treat alcoholism, there are both inpatient and outpatient programs. Many are run in accord with 12-step philosophy. Visit aa (http://www.Aa.Org) to get an idea. Also there are aftercare recovery groups that teach skills for living without depending on alcohol. Addiction medicine docs can help too ; and psychiatrists to treat conditions that might interfere with your recovery. ...Read more

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Are there medications to treat/cure alcoholism?

Are there medications to treat/cure alcoholism?

Yes, there is help: Medications alone are not sufficient for achieving sobriety. One must learn to cope with life's challenges, disappointments, awkward moments, losses, victories, etc. By responding in ways that don't involve alcohol or other substances. There is a role for medications in treating alcohol dependence, especially at the beginning of a journey toward sobriety, but personal learning is necessary. ...Read more

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What medicines are used to treat severe alcoholism? This person is always blacking out

What medicines are used to treat severe alcoholism?  This person is always blacking out

Inpatient care: One can't give any drug to a severe alcoholic and expect it to make a big difference. The only treatment is for the person to stop using alcohol and if severe this should done in an inpatient treatment center for alcoholism. B vitamins and drugs like benzodiazepines can ease withdrawal symptoms. After withdrawal, antidepressants, counseling and vitamins like B3 and B6 can help prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What is an appropriate way to treat an old man for alcoholism and a start of dementia?

What is an appropriate way to treat an old man for alcoholism and a start of dementia?

Evaluation: I'd recommend a medical work-up and neuropsychological assessment in order to determine the best treatment. There is a disorder of thinking and behavior called wernicke-korsakoff syndrome that is caused by chronic alcohol-related vitamin deficiency. However, someone with a history of alcoholism may have another type of dementia, or other medical issues that affect thinking and behavior. ...Read more

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Can you tell me an appropriate way to treat an old man for alcoholism and a start of dementia?

Can you tell me an appropriate way to treat an old man for alcoholism and a start of dementia?

First order of: Business is to make sure that there are no other reversible causes of the confusion. This should include of course stopping the alcohol safely. It should also entail a search for other contributors such as a low b 12 or other vitamin, nutritional, medical, and infectious causes of confusion. A look at medications should ensure that none of them are causing the confusion as well. ...Read more

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I have lymphedema and my doctors told me it was treatable. Where can I go to find more info. On lymphedema?

I have lymphedema and my doctors told me it was treatable. Where can I go to find more info. On lymphedema?

Lymphedema: I would investigate the topic on the Internet, as there are numerous patient focused websites dealing with this issue. ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosed me with hiatus hernia. Is it curable or treatable ? Some advice on what to do and what will be done with me ?

Doctor diagnosed me with hiatus hernia. Is it curable or treatable ? Some advice on what to do and what will be done with me ?

Very treatable: You have a hiatal hernia. You are 19. This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well with medications then he/she will follow. As you age you may require more intervention. You may need a diagnostic study. You will need to manage your weight and to exercise. Watch what you eat. Be well. ...Read more

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Is there another type of alcoholism treatment besides aa?

Is there another type of alcoholism treatment besides aa?

There are many: Ways to treat alcoholism. Smart recovery, which uses rational behavioral therapy, is becoming more widely available (www.Smartrecovery.Org) as is lifering secular recovery (www.Lifering.Org). Neither of these are spiritually/religiously based. Formal treatment programs use cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt), motivational enhancement and other psychotherapies. Women for sobriety is also available. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor for chronic sinusitis? I was diagnosed with chronic maxillary sinusitis while i was in the military and at the time they said there was not much they can do about it - is chronic maxillary sinusitis treatable? If so is it through otc

Should i see a doctor for chronic sinusitis? I was diagnosed with chronic maxillary sinusitis while i was in the military and at the time they said there was not much they can do about it - is chronic maxillary sinusitis treatable? If so is it through otc

Chronic : Chronic sinusitis includes nasal obstruction, sinus pain and pressure around the eyes, nasal drainage, chronic cough, fatigue, headache, nose bleeds and several other symptoms--you do not need them all. These symptoms are persent more often than not for at least 3 months. You may also get exacerbations that worsen all of the symptoms temporarily making it feel more like an acute sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is treated with several meds at the same time: nasal steroid spray, antihistamine, nasal saline irrigations, prolonged antobiotics (4-6 weeks). If you dont feel better, then a sinus ct scan can solidify the diagnosis. Those that do not respond to maximal medical therapy may be candidates for sinus surgery. Surgery is normally very successful but often is not a cure but help alleviate many of the symptoms, making them easier to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol and any other form of dependence can be thought of as a need to drink, not to feel good, but rather, in an effort ...Read more